Falkirk Football Club has teamed up with Falkirk Council’s Take the Right Route team to host another ‘Kelpies to Kick Off’ event.  The 2.5km and 5km walks start and finish at Falkirk Football Club going via the Helix Park and the iconic Kelpies statues.

There will be lots of fantastic pre match family activities and entertainment including HEXAGOAL, the revolutionary way to play and practice football. There will also be face painting and other activities for all the family to take part in.

The event is open to all age groups and abilities. Participants get a number of free giveaways, including a goody bag, drink and snack voucher and a free ticket to the Falkirk FC v Partick Thistle game, which starts after the walks at 3pm.

To register for this event click on the following link:

Falkirk FC Commercial Director, Kieran Koszary, said: “The Kelpies to Kick Off initiative is recognised across Scotland as an outstanding example of a football club and the local authority working together for the greater good of the local community.

“As a club we are continually striving to encourage the fans of the future to engage with Falkirk FC and through this project we now have several young participants who have become season ticket holders.

“We look forward to another great day on the 16th March and I would like to place on record my thanks to Lynn and Adam and the team from Take The Right route for their ongoing support.”

Take The Right Route Team Members, Lynn Slavin and Adam Watson, added: “We are delighted to be in partnership with Falkirk Football Club for the third round of ‘Kelpies to Kick Off.’ The event has been a great success over the years with people of all ages and abilities coming along for a fantastic day out.

“The ‘Kelpies to Kick Off’ event includes 2.5 and 5km walks, family friendly activities, goody bags and a free match day ticket and pie for the Falkirk  FC v Partick Thistle FC game.

“We hope you can come and join us from 1pm on Saturday 16 March for a great day out!”

See below for a series of FAQ’s on the Kelpies to Kick Off Event… 

Where do the walks start and finish?

The 2.5km and 5km walks both start and finish at Falkirk Football Stadium.  A map of the routes can be found here:

2.5 km walk –

5.0 km walk –

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Travel and parking arrangements for Falkirk Football Stadium can be found here:

Can I register for the event on the day?

Yes – if there are tickets left you can register up to 13:15pm on the day of the event. These will be issued on a first come first service basis on the day.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes – please bring your ticket with you to the registration desk on the day of the event.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

Due to Health and Safety reasons participants cannot use another person’s allocated ticket.  If you do not have a ticket in your name you can register as a new participant on the Eventbrite website or you can register up to 13:15 pm on the day of the event.

Does everyone who registers for the ‘Kelpies to Kick Off’ event get a free match ticket for the Falkirk FC v Partick Thistle game, snack & drink voucher and goody bag?

All registered participants will receive a goody bag, match day ticket and drink & snack voucher.  There are 400 tickets and snack & drink vouchers available to those who register.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions regarding the ‘Kelpies to Kick Off” walks please:


phone: 01324 504950 and ask for Lynn Slavin or Adam Watson